Cannot get Realtek RTS525A card-reader to work

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mhelvens
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Cannot get Realtek RTS525A card-reader to work

Post by mhelvens » Fri May 06, 2016 2:01 pm

Hi all,

I'm running Mint on a Dell XPS 13-9350. I cannot get its SD-card reader to work. When I insert an sd-card, nothing happens, including in `dmesg`. Here's the relevant `lspci -v` output:

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3b:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTS525A PCI Express Card Reader (rev 01)
	Subsystem: Dell Device 0704
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 255
	Memory at dc100000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
	Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 3
	Capabilities: [90] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
	Capabilities: [b0] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
	Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
	Capabilities: [148] Device Serial Number 00-00-00-01-00-4c-e0-00
	Capabilities: [158] Latency Tolerance Reporting
	Capabilities: [160] L1 PM Substates
From this link I learned that I need to load the `rtsx_pci` module. But `modprobe rtsx_pci` does nothing. This is where my know-how ends.

Some help would be much appreciated!

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Re: Cannot get Realtek RTS525A card-reader to work

Post by leadwtZ » Sat May 14, 2016 4:29 am

Hi,

I am having the same issue but with a Genesys Logic which started with the last upgrade (I think) I know that some drivers for SD cards have changed but somewhat concerned about what to do. Have tried various links but they are a little 'out-of-date'.

Like mhelvens would appreciate some help.

Thanks.

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:
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 05e3:070e Genesys Logic, Inc. USB 2.0 Card Reader
Couldn't open device, some information will be missing
Device Descriptor:
  bLength                18
  bDescriptorType         1
  bcdUSB               2.00
  bDeviceClass            0 (Defined at Interface level)
  bDeviceSubClass         0 
  bDeviceProtocol         0 
  bMaxPacketSize0        64
  idVendor           0x05e3 Genesys Logic, Inc.
  idProduct          0x070e USB 2.0 Card Reader
  bcdDevice           93.17
  iManufacturer           3 
  iProduct                4 
  iSerial                 5 
  bNumConfigurations      1
  Configuration Descriptor:
    bLength                 9
    bDescriptorType         2
    wTotalLength           32
    bNumInterfaces          1
    bConfigurationValue     1
    iConfiguration          0 
    bmAttributes         0x80
      (Bus Powered)
    MaxPower              500mA
    Interface Descriptor:
      bLength                 9
      bDescriptorType         4
      bInterfaceNumber        0
      bAlternateSetting       0
      bNumEndpoints           2
      bInterfaceClass         8 Mass Storage
      bInterfaceSubClass      6 SCSI
      bInterfaceProtocol     80 Bulk-Only
      iInterface              6 
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength                 7
        bDescriptorType         5
        bEndpointAddress     0x81  EP 1 IN
        bmAttributes            2
          Transfer Type            Bulk
          Synch Type               None
          Usage Type               Data
        wMaxPacketSize     0x0200  1x 512 bytes
        bInterval               0
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength                 7
        bDescriptorType         5
        bEndpointAddress     0x02  EP 2 OUT
        bmAttributes            2
          Transfer Type            Bulk
          Synch Type               None
          Usage Type               Data
        wMaxPacketSize     0x0200  1x 512 bytes
        bInterval               0
AND dmesg

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[code:select all] usb 1-1.1: Product: USB Reader
[    1.735414] usb 1-1.1: Manufacturer: Genesys
[    1.735416] usb 1-1.1: SerialNumber: 000000100516
[    1.882713] usb 2-1.3: New USB device found, idVendor=046d, idProduct=0802
[    1.882718] usb 2-1.3: New USB device strings: Mfr=0, Product=0, SerialNumber=2
[    1.882720] usb 2-1.3: SerialNumber: 47154760
[    1.954809] usb 2-1.4: new low-speed USB device number 4 using ehci-pci
[    2.053879] usb 2-1.4: New USB device found, idVendor=045e, idProduct=0083
[    2.053884] usb 2-1.4: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
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Re: Cannot get Realtek RTS525A card-reader to work

Post by leadwtZ » Mon May 23, 2016 4:51 am

Found this link which seems a little easier than some to follow:

https://thelastmaimou.wordpress.com/201 ... f-call-it/

I am assuming that inserting the appropriate model number would work! :)
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